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Stephen Thomas Sewell

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” – Charles Bukowski

Stephen Thomas Sewell laughed and lived well until he lost a brave battle against lymphoma at 67 years of age. Born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Georgia and Henry (Hank) Sewell, a descendant of Samuel Sewall, Steve lived fiercely and freely. Leaving home at age 14, he alternated between working as an editor, a bartender at Harry’s Bar in Century City, a stage actor, a sympathetic protester among the fray wherever youth were uprising from Isla Vista to Berkeley to Paris, and a wine savant at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. But his true calling was writing, and then editing and rewriting. A voracious reader, classic movie aficionado, oenophile, brilliant poet, the ultimate Anglophile, Steve was a noble polymath and his intellect was as unmatched as his wit, humility, kindness, and constant generosity. All who loved him are invited to celebrate his life on Sunday, May 28th at 4 pm at a private memorial. Contact Katy at (805) 602-7055 or Anjie at (805) 363-5959 to join us.

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